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Occupational Injuries Overview: General descriptive study of the Petrochemical Construction Industries
Omid Kalatpour , Soliman Khavaji
Assistant Professor UMSHA , kalatpour@umsha.ac.ir
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Objectives: This paper aims at providing a general picture of the occupational injuries within the construction industry. Contributing factors have been discussed by conducting a cross section study.

Methods: Hospital registries were examined and occupational injuries data mining was done. Injuries were classified in terms of time of occurrence, age and sex of victims, the seasonal pattern of injuries, literacy condition, type of employment, type of accidents, location where accidents occurred, affected body part, causes of accident and final outcomes

Results:  It was founded a fivefold increased frequency of injuries during the 3 year study period (from 12% to 57%). The main portion of cases (73.6 %) was treated without any further consequence. 1.7% of all injuries resulted in death and about 0.3% of cases terminated to permanent disabilities.  Some diverse factors such as age, literacy status, seasonal variations, etc. can influence occurrence patterns of injuries. Most of the injuries occurred in the contractor’s working fields.

Conclusion: Many factors can influence the construction injuries. To understand better about the construction injuries it is recommended to analyze the associated variables. Such analysis is an important input for accident prevention activities or even decision making.

Keywords: Occupational Injury, construction Industries, Injuries Contributing Factors
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/07/5 | Accepted: 2015/09/19 | Published: 2016/06/26
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DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.cjhr.2.1.37


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Kalatpour O, Khavaji S. Occupational Injuries Overview: General descriptive study of the Petrochemical Construction Industries. CJHR. 2016; 2 (1) :37-43
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